“Today, before the Chicago Plan Commission, MCZ’s plan was approved to restore the large hospital building facing Ashland Ave. and to demolish the buildings to the west to allow for a .89 acre park (the maximum park size allowable within the space).
These are significant steps forward in the process of redeveloping the area. We are hopeful that MCZ will begin their demolition work this spring. In addition to approval of the plan development, the City (through the Community Development Commission) passed acquisition and disposition authority for the park parcel on November 10, 2015. This was a great first step in the formal process of having a community park. The Chicago Park District has committed to owning and developing the park. Their designers will work on a passive green space that can be enjoyed by everyone in the community.
The former hospital will be redeveloped into an all residential apartment building with 141 dwelling units (a mix of studios, one bedrooms and two bedrooms), 78 accessory parking spaces, and a minimum of 50 bicycle parking spaces. The building will also have a 50% green roof.” – Alderman O’Connor
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